All joking aside, I'm not sure how many people realize the importance of habeas corpus. Imagine you are accused of a crime, locked in jail and the key is thrown away. That is life without habeas corpus. It is so important that it is included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
ARTICLE 10... Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.Articles 6, 7, 8 and 9 are also relevant to habeas corpus.
Here is a public service announcement video that was created by some Scientologists to educate people about this right: No Unfair Detainment.
I'd like to get your opinions on what happened to habeas corpus (as described in the article I linked to above) and how the treatment of "foreign combatants" affects human rights.